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Half of cannabis purchases are made in-store

Data from Environics and Caddle goes deep into the different groups buying cannabis and what drives their purchases.

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CAA South Central Ontario shows its support for ‘good’

A new brand platform focuses on positive work its associates do in the world, both personally and professionally.

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Interac simplifies the complex world of paying for stuff

In an effort to reintroduce its brand, the payment provider shows how it keeps things simple by “geeking out” over tech.

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ACTRA alleges ICA bargained in bad faith by demanding opt-out clause

A complaint claims the organization representing Canadian agencies is now engaged in an unlawful lock-out intended to break the actor’s union.

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Why chief diversity officers don’t work (but they could)

Feminuity’s Dr. Sarah Saska discusses the flaws she’s seen and how companies can better empower people in the role.

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Indigo picks Cossette as new AOR

The agency has been tasked with amplifying the retailer’s evolving mission and brand purpose.

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Hill+Knowlton adds to its creative studio

Greg Gray has stepped into the national leadership position, one of several recent additions.

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Tim Hortons goes with coffee for new Justin Bieber collab

“Biebs Brew” not only aims to replicate last year’s success, but ties back to the QSR’s “Back to Basics” strategy.

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Maple Leaf Foods proves that purpose meets profit

From the C-Suite newsletter: Commitment to ESG has elevated the CPG’s perceived value, enabling it to charge a premium.

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Heinz Ketchup bottles made of paper, not plastic

Plus, Canada Goose puts its recycling efforts on display, and IGA starts dishing out stainless steel take-out containers.

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Profit gains amid inflation: unsavoury price gouging or brilliant brand management?

While investors are happy with Loblaw, Empire and Metro’s recent earnings, customers and suppliers are paying the price. Literally.

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Berlin Communications wins Best of Show at Anvil Awards

Daughter Creative, William Joseph and ZGM were other big winners at the show recognizing the top work from the Prairies.

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How the economic climate is shaping grocery shopping

A joint report from Caddle and IRI reveals Canadians are far less brand loyal and more likely to switch to get a deal.

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Catelli pasta gets a new look that’s easier to navigate

The pasta brand aimed to make it quicker for families to find exactly what they are looking for within a vast selection of shapes and varieties.